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If Your Child Tells You They Have Been Sexually Abused

​Unfortunately, sexual abuse is something that happens very frequently.

In this video, adolescent medicine specialist Angela Diaz, MD, FAAP discusses what to do if your child comes to you and says someone is abusing them. The most important thing you can do is believe them and provide them with an ally.

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Reaching Teens: Strength-based Communication Strategies to Build Resilience and Support Healthy Adolescent Development (Copyright © 2014 American Academy of Pediatrics)
The information contained on this Web site should not be used as a substitute for the medical care and advice of your pediatrician. There may be variations in treatment that your pediatrician may recommend based on individual facts and circumstances.
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